City council set to hike sanitation, sewer rates at meeting

Residents in the City of Minden could see an increase in their monthly utilities bill.
Council members are set to adopt Ordinance 1056 which will raise sewer charges and a resolution to raise sanitation fees at Monday’s council meeting.

Sewer charges are calculated by the amount of water users consume per month.

Currently, users pay a base sewer rate of $5 for consuming up to 2,000 gallons of water a month. Additionally, they are charged $1.85 for every 1,000 gallons of water used over the 2,000.

If the ordinance passes, the base price for sewer rates will stay the same; however, the charge for every 1,000 gallons of water consumed over the 2,000 will raise to $2.95.

If approved, the ordinance will become effective 30 days after adoption.

Sanitation

If the resolution passes, monthly fees will increase by $4 for trash pickup beginning Oct. 1. Currently, households in the city limits pay $13 while apartments and businesses pay $14.50.

Other items on the agenda:

Police Chief Steve Cropper asking the council to aprove the promotion of two police officers. If approved, officers Jeremy Sitter and Jesse Cutrer will be promoted to Officer 1st Class.

The council will make a decision on condemning property located at 717 Buck St. and 722 Buck St.

Approve a final plat of land for a subdivision owned by G&Y Still Ltd located on Guy Miller Road.

A request to annex property owned by James and Melissa Tolbert at 211 Fernwood Lane.

Adopt a resolution authorizing the mayor to execute on behalf and in the name of the City of Minden a contract for the Louisiana Community Development Block Grant Administrative Services.

Adopt a resolution to give incoming Economic Development Director James Graham credit card signatory power.

Hear the monthly police report.

The Minden City Council meets at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at Minden City Hall.

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